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The difference a little color makes

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The difference a little color makes

Postby Charles » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:33 pm

I started out with a free form line drawing in blue pen. I did this as a class demonstration at Cal State Northridge a couple of weeks ago.

HeadSketch2line.jpg



I worked a series of very transparent tint layers over the image to help define form, light and shadow areas and tonal relationships.

HeadSketch2tone1.jpg



I kept building layers of transparent tone over the line.

HeadSketch2tone2.jpg



I continued to pushed the darks to the point where I began to lose the line in those areas.

HeadSketch2tone3.jpg



I brought the line up to the top layer, turned it black and touched it up slightly. Then I glazed the image with color different than the tint color. I made the background color black, attended to some detail here and there, and the final result is this.

HeadSketch2tone4.jpg



Thanks for checking it out. I'm looking forward to creating more.
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Re: The difference a little color makes

Postby Charles » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:09 pm

Another demo from the same session at CSUN.

Started with digitizing the line drawing.

HeadSketch3line.jpg


Then locked into a color and added tone through numerous transparent layers.

HeadSketch3tone1.jpg


Pulled up and blackened the line, added a black background and punched some of the darks with more tone.

HeadSketch3tone2.jpg


Then added color tints.

HeadSketch3tone3.jpg
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Re: The difference a little color makes

Postby emavatson » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:04 am

wow !! its a great creation here and I like all of them .
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Re: The difference a little color makes

Postby Bonezi » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:12 pm

Shades of color can dictate so much in conveying emotions and feelings in drawings. The first sketch started out so cold, but by the time it was complete the emotion was the very opposite. Rendering characters in color really brings them to life. Great work!
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Re: The difference a little color makes

Postby Charles » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:01 pm

I really appreciate your comments. Thank you.

Don't get a chance to do much drawing anymore, so I do my best when the opportunity presents itself. I'd like to go far beyond this and someday maybe I'll have the time to be more creatively ambitious and productive.

Thanks again.
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